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What do you think is the best military movie?

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Karl Foster, May 17, 2002.

  1. Karl Foster

    Karl Foster Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    My vote would be for Crimson Tide. Extremely well acted iwth a plausible story and extremely suspenseful. Best submarine movie ever, and my vote for best military movie ever made. Gene Hackman vs. Denzel Washington - what a great mix of acting talent.
  2. Rage

    Rage Fromer Member

    Aug 19, 2001
    I read an interview with Clancy and somebody else where they stated that this movie was really unrealistic. I suggest you read the book SSN by Clancy because it was awesome and realistic a few years ago. China is more powerful today thanks to KKKlinton.

    I like books not movies.

    Bat21 really sucks! That book was great and the movie really sucked and had very little to do with the true story. The ending was totally different and I booed it.

    One of the best fiction books I've ever read was called Operation: Five Fingers or something like that. I'm sure it's out of print now and it was about 'Nam. I don't think I have it anymore but if you can find it it's a great read or it was for me over 10 years ago.

    I'm into WW2 books history and fiction. I use to read a lot of "Nam books during the '80's.

    I really liked a new author by the name of John Altman or something like that that wrote the book (fiction) called A Gathering of Spies or Spies Among Us... I forget which one but it was incredible.

    Spandau Phoenix by Greg Iles was incredible too. This was a fiction account of Hess surviving WW2 and setting up shop in S. Africa.

    The one bad thing about Clancy is that he doesn't write all the books he puts his name on.
  3. jrjcd

    jrjcd Arcane Movie Trivia King DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    best military movie????Patton, of course!!!
  4. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

    Mar 23, 2002
    Best military movies for me:

    Patton (definitely)
    The Sands of Iwo Jima
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Tora, Tora, Tora
    Full Metal Jacket
    Starship Troopers :)D)

    and of course Band of Brothers
  5. Neil Derryberry

    Neil Derryberry Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    Tora Tora Tora
    Band of Brothers
    Crimson Tide
    Hunt for Red October
  6. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    Vietnam- Full Metal Jacket (But I still have to watch Apocalypse Now Redux, which I bought last week, but its over 200min and I wanna watch it in one sitting)
    WWII- Saving Private Ryan for battle field and U571 for Navel warefare
    Revoultionary War- The Patriot, hands down winner IMHO

    And Gladiator and Braveheart which take place long before the US ever existed but are still militalistic is nature.
  7. TNGTony

    TNGTony Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    Vietnam: Apocalypse Now (Original)
    Korea: None--not even MASH
    WWII: (European Theater) The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far, Is Paris Burning?, The Enemy Below
    WWII: (Pacific Theater) Midway, Tora-Tora-Tora, 30 Seconds over Tokyo, Sands of Iwo Jima
    WWI: Sgt. York, Galipolis

    See ya
  8. Martyva

    Martyva Guest DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    VietNam: Go tell the Spartans
    Hamburger Hill
    WWII: Stalag 17
    Bridge over River Kwai
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Great Escape
    WWI: Legends of the Fall
    Revolutionary War: The Patriot
    Future Wars starring Kurt Russell: Stargate
    No good wars good war movies are endless
  9. STXJim

    STXJim Legend in my own mind

    Apr 22, 2002
    No Time for Sergeants

    ....I couldn't resist! :lol:
  10. spanishannouncetable

    spanishannouncetable Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    Full Metal Jacket
    Das Boot
    Saving Private Ryan
    Bridge on the River Kwai
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Icon/Supporter

    Mar 26, 2002
    Casualties Of War
  12. steve24

    steve24 New Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Saving Private Ryan (DTS version)
    Pearl Harbor (just the battle scenes of course! ;) ).
  13. gcutler

    gcutler Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    All's Quiet on The Western Front
    Le Grande Illusion
  14. invaliduser88

    invaliduser88 Welcome to Torchwood DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Das Boot
    Band of Brothers
    Thin Red Line
  15. John Walsh

    John Walsh Godfather/Supporter

    Apr 22, 2002
    Platoon and Full Metal Jacket are probably what scared me out of joining the military. My best friend had just signed up with the Marines the week Full Metal Jacket came out and we went to see it together. He came out of the movie looking like a ghost (mind you he is Jamaican).

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